Friday, July 08, 2022

Ten outstanding international thrillers

Chris Pavone is the New York Times–bestselling author of The Expats, winner of the Edgar and Anthony awards for best first novel, The Accident, The Travelers, The Paris Diversion, and Two Nights in Lisbon.

[Coffee with a Canine: Chris Pavone & Charlie BrownThe Page 69 Test: The ExpatsThe Page 69 Test: The AccidentThe Page 69 Test: The TravelersThe Page 69 Test: The Paris DiversionThe Page 69 Test: Two Nights in Lisbon]

His novels have appeared on the bestseller lists of the New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and IndieNext; have won both the Edgar and Anthony awards, and have been shortlisted for the Strand, Macavity, and Los Angeles Times Book Prize; are in development for film and television; and have been translated into two dozen languages.

At Publishers Weekly Pavone tagged ten favorite international thrillers, including:
The Banker's Wife by Cristina Alger

The milieu seems comfortable enough, placid, maybe even boring: American expats in finance in Geneva, a city not known for its thrills. Gotcha! The protagonist suddenly finds herself an unexpected widow when her banker husband dies in a plane crash, a suspicious accident that raises a variety of red flags and launches a diabolical, fast-paced plot that’s packed with compelling characters and sharp insights. Tremendous fun.
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--Marshal Zeringue